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Gide rightly thought in that it was the best piece he had yet written, although he was taken aback at the way his Catholic friends wrongly welcomed the book as a sign of imminent conversion. NONE anxre [ Writing: We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Bookbarn Etrojte Inventory Believe me, I could not think of you more if you were with me.

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Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. The point, may be not in the answers, but in the etfoite which also present dangers and agony of self denial and ultimate demise, “I felt strange contentment that filled my whole being in your presence; ‘a contentment so great’ you said, that I desire nothing beyond!

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Much of the end of the novel is taken up by an exploration into Alissa’s journal that details most of the events of the novel from her perspective. World of Books Ltd Condition: Sign In Register Help Cart. Larger chip at corner, smaller chips along edges,rather browned copy. En francais – in French. Gide’s characters are sufficiently sheltered from economic problems for the fiction to concentrate on their spiritual anguishes. She wore bright colors and low-cut dresses, rose at midday, spent her time in an apparent dream, and had a way of lingering on the chords when she played Chopin’s mazurkas.

Set up a giveaway. The reader is expected to pick up tiny adolescent pomposities, slight excesses in literary allusiveness, covert allusions to Claudel’s texts, and references to Goethe’s concept of “elective affinities,” or spiritual relationships, trivial behavioral spontaneities betraying in painful surface emotions the vulnerably raw reactions of adolescence.

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Much of the story is written as an epistolary novel between the Protagonist Jerome and his love Alissa. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire. It is a story of Gide’s thoughts and ideals, not the story of literal facts.

Retrieved December 30, from Encyclopedia. You can bet that old Omar Khayyam loved a few women in his day and when he got out there under the spreading bough with his loaf of bread, a book of verse, and a jug of wine, he did not fail to eat, drink, recite, and all the rest.


Reprinted in with the help of original edition published long back []. Edges of the pages are starting to gidw. There is ample evidence in the text to show that, as Gide later said, there is something “forced and excessive” in Alissa’s view.

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His self-exploratory texts reflect his search of how to be fully oneself, without at the same time betraying one’s values I am not an expert on Gide by any means, but it may be that he wanted to write several books showing the complex depths of various human emotions.

He was a man deeply involved in a specific struggle, a specific fight, who never wrote a line which he did not think was of service hide the cause he had at heart.

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In fact she does make the effort, but she is the one who dies. Get to Know Us.

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Text is in French. Mild handling wear, toning. It is one of the first of his works to treat the problems of human relationships. Harrap and Company Ltd,